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Re: Help with d????????? ? ? ? ? ? .gvfs

2009/7/6 Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net>:
> On Monday 06 July 2009, David wrote:
>>On 7/6/2009 11:27 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> On Monday 06 July 2009, William M. Quarles wrote:
>>>> I have a directory in my home directory named .gvfs with the following
>>>> properties when I do an ls -Al:
>>>> d?????????  ? ?       ?            ?                ? .gvfs
>>>> I can't access it, delete it, nor rename it; nor can root do any of
>>>> those things. I keep getting error messages in the terminal saying as
>>>> such, too. Does anybody know how I can fix this?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> William
>>> I'll follow this thread too, as I have it, and its driving amanda to
>>> squawk about it.  And root cannot do anything to it either.
>>The way that you wrote this Gene I would think that your "driving amanda
>>to squawk" problem is an amanda problem not a .gvfs problem. Amanda is
>>an 'addon' backup application, correct? And .gvfs is part of the Fedora
>>operating file system. This .gvfs *belongs* there and is needed.
>>  David
> By what, David?  I'm running kde here.  I just made that script from a
> previous message, then did a killall on the daemon, and with that gone the
> tree if any has now been deleted.  We will wait and see what squawks.
> As far as the comment about an addon, non-approved app like amanda is
> concerned.

As far as I can see, there is no distinction between gnome-vfs2 and
amanda in terms of what is an 'addon'. They both come from the same
repositories. Gnome is the certainly a default in some Fedora spins,
but that doesn't make it and it's dependencies the one-true-desktop.

I like gnome-vfs2, I use it a lot - but I'm a Gnome user - I can quite
see why KIOSlave would be more important to KDE users and other
methods of accessing virtual filesystems important to other DE users.
If Gene doesn't want gvfs, then it shouldn't be there - Free Operating
systems are about empowering user choice!

But that said, I get the same thing with my .gvfs directory when I ssh
in to a freshly booted system without Gnome running - which may be the
environment that amanda might have to deal with - and having screwy
permissions at any point has to rate a bug surely?


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